Course overview

Unison Organising Stewards City of Bristol College

This course is for new stewards who have registered via Unison.

It is taught for 30 hours over eight weeks.

On completion of the course, you will achieve a level 1 award in Trade Unions Today.

Additional information

Who is it for?

This short, online course is for new stewards who have registered via Unison.

What you'll learn

You’ll learn to:

  • understand the role of an organising union in the public services
  • recognise the importance of equalities in UNISON
  • work with members to tackle issues in the workplace
  • work with members in resolving cases
  • know where and when to seek advice and guidance
  • understand how procedures work in practice
  • handle grievance and disciplinary and similar types of cases as the representative of UNISON members within your workplace
  • be certified as competent to accompany members at a disciplinary or grievance hearing in order to comply with the Employment Relations Act 1999
  • understand the broader roles in which UNISON operates, including internationally.

Entry requirements

To enrol on this course you will need:

  • Access to internet
  • To be a new steward, registered with Unison

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This course is currently delivered online with full tutor support.

Assessment is continual, there are no exams.

Future career and study opportunities

You may continue to more Unison courses.

Blended learning

To keep our students and staff safe, we’re reducing the number of people in our buildings at one time.

To achieve this, most of our courses will include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning to help you reach your full potential.

Find out more about how we’ve adapted due to COVID-19.